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Eleven individuals were arrested in separate police operations Monday, September 6, against illegal gambling.

A certain Jonalie Madarcos Asandy, 38 years old and resident of Sitio Pintasan, Barangay Barong-Barong, Brooke’s Point, Palawan, was arrested for the act of collecting bets for an illegal numbers game.

Among the items recovered from her possession were a wireless POS system, P100 in bet money, two rolls of unused receipts, and ten printed receipts.

Five individuals were also arrested for playing mahjong in an operation at Brgy. Sicsican.

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The operation was carried out after a concerned citizen told the police about the illegal gambling activity, according to the police report.

The operatives confiscated a P2,110 bet, 1 set of mahjong pieces, 2 dice, and 1 mahjong table.

A group of five individuals in the act of playing tong its were also arrested in Purok Bayanihan, Brgy. San Manuel.

The police were able to retrieve 2 tables, 2 sets of cards, 6 monobloc chairs, and bet money amounting to P200 and P165.

All 11 individuals will be charged with violation of PD 1602 or the Anti-Illegal Gambling Act.


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